In this continuing series during Lent, today’s story is about Mary pouring out expensive perfume, washing Jesus’ feet with it and drying his feet with her hair. Rather than agreeing with Judas’ chastisement for wasting money on such extravagance, Jesus says, “She bought it so that she might keep it for the day of my burial. You always have the poor with you, but you do not always have me.”
Jesus is asking us to believe this absurd thing that we can trust God and we can trust one another; that we can respond in ways that are foolish to the economics our day. That we can be faithful in our response of love, because God can be trusted.